Former President Jimmy Carter says he would be "very pleased" to see Mitt Romney as the GOP presidential nominee -- an endorsement that the former Massachusetts governor hasn't yet embraced as he seeks to win over conservative primary voters.
Carter on Thursday was speaking about Romney in the context of religion, and said he hopes Romney's Mormon faith won't be a deterrent to winning the highest office in the nation.
"I'm not taking a position, but I would be very pleased to see him win the Republican nomination," Carter told MSNBC's Rachel Maddow. "I don't think anybody is going to be (President) Obama next year. But my preference obviously would be for his religious faith not to be an adverse factor in the choices made about who should be representing the Republican Party.”
Why the endorsement? Because even Carter knows that a Romney candidacy would be the easiest way for Obama to win re-election.
The clueless GOP electorate, like New Hampshire State Senator Gary Lambert, say we need to put aside our beliefs and principles and get behind Romney, because beating Obama is the most important thing.
Yeah well kiss my ass, Gary Lambert! Why should we expect Romney can beat Obama when he couldn't even beat John McLame in 2008?